East Carolina’s 2022 non-conference game at BYU is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, a spokesperson for the ECU’s sports department confirmed over the weekend.
The Pirates are set to play BYU in the 2022 season, when both schools initially announced a new two-game streak in 2017.15 to host a home game with Arkansas on the same day.
The 2022 competition will mark the third meeting between the two schools and ECU’s second trip to Provo. The scheduled return leg for BYU in Greenville is currently scheduled for October 19, 2024.
BYU, an independent program of FBS, is expected to play two road games around the ECU game next fall. The Cougars travel to Liberty on October 22, host East Carolina on the 29th, and then face Boise State on the road on November 5. BYU will also travel to USF (September 3), Oregon (September 17), and Stanford (November 26), while hosting Baylor (September 10), Wyoming (September 24), Utah State (September 30), Arkansas. (October 15) and Dixie State (November 19). The Cougars are also scheduled to meet Notre Dame in Las Vegas on October 8.
In addition to the BYU game, ECU will host three home games in September as part of the 2022 non-conference roster: NC State (September 3), Old Dominion (September 10) and Campbell. The Pirate League schedule for the 2022 season has yet to be officially released by The American.
BYU just finished a 10-3 season in 2021 and an 11-1 campaign the year before in 2020. Head Coach Kalani sitake compiled a 48-29 record during his six years at Provo. East Carolina has gone 7-5 this season under the third-year head coach Mike houston, marking the program’s first winning season in seven years (2014).
ECU and BYU first met in 2015 in Provo, with the Cougars winning 45-38 in a shootout. It was the last year of the Ruffin mcneill time. The quarterback of the pirates of the time Blake kemp threw for 371 yards and two touchdowns, while Chris Hairston and James summers each ran for a score in defeat. BYU scored the green light touchdown on Algernon Brown’s 9-yard run with 19 seconds left.
ECU tied the series in one match each in 2017 when Scottie Montgomery recorded one of his biggest victories while in Greenville. Davon Grayson racked up 10 catches for 164 yards and the Pirate defense limited a struggling BYU team to just 17 points and 102 rushing yards in a 33-17 triumph.